Nicholas Kardaras in Psychology Today asks the existential question: “What happens to us after we die?…Do we fade into the nothingness of nonexistence or do we wake as a newly born crying infant in a karmic cycle of reincarnation? Or maybe there’s that white light that we hear so much about … with…the warm smiles […]
Tag Archives | Beliefs
Understanding Why We Change: Huffington Post
Understanding Why We Change is a recent Huffington Post article authored by Marilyn Mandala Schlitz and Tina Amorok. The authors reference a decade of research on this subject performed by the Institute of Noetic Sciences. They state that a change in beliefs, motivation and behaviors boils down to a shift in our worldview. Although the […]
The American Nightmare: Psychology Today – Happiness
Lauren Sandler proposes the question in Psychology Today : “Why are we not happy even if we have everything the American Dream prescribed?” She cites surveys that are revealing that we, “have grown continuously more depressed over the last half-century.” Sandler quotes behavioral researchers who say that, “much of our discontent seems linked to […]
Changing Core Beliefs
I’ll tell you a secret about therapists. From time to time we wonder if people, even ourselves, can truly change our core beliefs. We witness a 54-year-old woman pick the same “wrong guy” she has picked five times before. She’s smart, conscious, been in therapy for years—does she not learn? We witness a 42-year-old man […]
A conversation—What is kindness?
We recently had a gathering at our home and a group of us watched the movie Crash. One part of the story includes two brothers and their mother. The elder son is a detective and the younger son a petty criminal. The mother believes her younger son thoughtfully stocked her refrigerator with food before he […]
A conversation about life—with and after—cancer.
I’m curious to speak with you about life after cancer. After you first learned about your cancer, my perception is that you began to live more fully than ever before, but I’m wondering if after the first year anniversary you are still living as fully? Jake, answering your question, I find myself reflecting upon the […]
What is your core delusion?
What is your core delusion? Most of us have one. Live Conscious advocates that we become aware of all parts of ourselves even those parts that we dislike, i.e. our jealous, anxious, fearful, selfish, angry, resentful, and needy parts. We are then asked to accept, not necessarily the behaviors of these parts, but the needs underlying […]